Columbia Valley detachment opens its doors

The Columbia Valley RCMP detachment report for the week of April 20.

April 2

Over the weekend, Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena was broken into twice.  In one instance some beer was stolen.  On April 4 a 47-year-old male, well-known to the police from Invermere was arrested and charged with two counts of break and enter and theft, as well as breach of conditions.  The male, due to past history, remains in custody and will be appearing in court for a bail hearing.

April 7

A number of windows were damaged in the early morning hours at Martin Morigeau School in Canal Flats.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the RCMP detachment.

Columbia Valley detachment has received further complaints of loud excessive noise from a residence on Burns Ave. Previous dealings with the same 22-year-old male resulted in criminal charges of mischief. Further charges will be laid.

Columbia Valley RCMP received a complaint of hit and run on 7th Ave.  A 2008 Mazda, black in colour, was backing up while a pick-up truck on the other side of 7th was also backing up.  The vehicles made hard contact.  The male driver of the pick-up truck yelled at the female driver then drove away.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the detachment. In this instance, bullying tactics were used in attempts to intimidate the female driver of the Mazda.

April 10

Panorama Security located an intoxicated male near the T-Bar and Grill.  The male became aggressive with the security staff.  Columbia Valley detachment members responded and the male was arrested for the night and issued a ticket for being drunk in public.

Police attended to a complaint of disturbance in the 7000 block of Copperhorn Drive in Radium.

An adult male and female were arguing at the time.  When police arrived the male had already departed the area.  No further action needed to be taken.

Columbia Valley detachment open house

With the assistance of the Lake Windermere Lions Club, the detachment is working on an open house on May 11.

This will happen between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and is open for parents and grandparents to bring their children to the detachment for a tour. As this is around dinner time, the Lions club will be working on a barbecue.

Cpl. Phil Sullivan, if not called out, will be there with his police dog to talk about the work he does. If the dog happens to be in a good mood then there will be a demonstration of an attack. I will volunteer to be the victim if there are no volunteers in the crowd.

All the detachment toys will be out in the parking lot for the kids to jump on. The detachment will be open for a tour.

The kids mostly want to tour the jail area.  Good opportunity to take some good pictures of the kids.

Only stipulation I have is you have to take the kids with you when you leave.

The Lions club will also be finger-printing the children for parents to retain.  A number of our volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Just giving you all a heads up and more information will be shared as the plans are finalized.  Keep this date and time posted.

Marko